Submucous resection | definition of submucous resection by Medical dictionary
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a surgical procedure to correct a deviated nasal septum, in which obstructing septal cartilage or bone is removed after elevation of the investing mucoperichondrial flaps on each side; ordinarily an L-shaped dorsal and caudal strut is preserved to maintain nasal support.
Removal of tissue below the mucosa, esp. excision of cartilaginous tissue beneath the mucosal tissue of the nose.
submucous resection An ENT operation to relieve nasal obstruction by removing displaced cartilage and bone from underneath the mucous membrane of a deviated central partition (septum) of the nose.
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The cosmetic effects of submucous resection. Clin Otolaryngol 1991;16:179-81.
Septoplasty and/or submucous resection. J Laryngol Otol 1988;102:796-8.
Considering that in case of submucous resections
of nasal septum the specified median palatine suture and the nasal crest are bared from the side of nasal cavity, in our opinion it would be more expedient to make crestotomy and suturotomy (a prototype of compactosteotomy) in endonasal way at the time of septectomy.